The Pixie Vest in XS/Small - PDF Knitting Pattern for handspun yarn - US 17 (12.75 mm)

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This listing is for the pdf knitting pattern of the the Venus Vest, a beautifully flattering sleeveless cropped vest with rounded edges and gentle v-neck style & optional open front closure

<<< Please not that the pattern in this listing is written for size xsmall/small as stated in the listing headline, despite the reference for sizes S/M/L in the material & gauge section >>>

Material & Gauge:

For size S/M/L appr. 4/6/8 oz of hand-spun yarn, knitable with needles US 17 (12.75 mm) - appr. 150/200/250 yards

optional: a few yards of contrast yarn for crochet edgings & front closure ties

gauge: 2.25 sts and 2.25 rows = 1 inch over stockinette stitch

Skills needed: cast on, knit, purl, cast off, knitting in the round, simple crochet for contrast edging

Difficulty level: Intermediate.

This pattern was designed with handspun yarn in mind.

Substitute with any commercial bulky/chunky yarn to match gauge (needle size)

The sample in this listing is knit with 4 oz of corespun Lunamuse Fiberart limited edition handspun yarn

Please convo me with any questions.

Happy Knitting :)

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For the price of the pattern you'd expect there to be multiple size options, and pictures. But that isn't the case with this pattern. The listing says, "For size S,M,L" in the description but only includes method for size small, with no instructions on how to make larger sizes. It is a relatively easy pattern however, and I will figure out how to make a larger size in the future now that I've gotten the idea. I would've given it 4 stars had the shop owner not added me on to their shop newsletter email list without my permission.
Dec 19, 2016 by Kelsey Bat

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